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Happy Mother’s DAY!!

Today was the BEST Mother’s Day EVER!!  It started off with sleeping in, then waking up to 4 loving little angles screaming “Happy Mother’s DAY”.  Next I was spoiled with presents- a cool homemade HAPPY MOTHERS DAY stack of bubble letters made by my 7 year old…an Ipod shuffle and a nice  outdoor chaise lounge.  VERY sweet and nice…the rest of the day was full of relaxing, a workout and an MEAL out at OTB.

Now to report my workout… it is about 1 month until my b-day and that always seems to get me fired up to look my best. SOOOO….my booty is in a slump- if I am not constantly building it up it starts to regress to its flat, saggy, flabby form–thus I need to revive my focus on booty. SO every leg workout will be about building my butt!!

Here is what I did today with that in mind:
Warm up
Elliptical 10 min
Squats (push through heels, focus on using glutes to lift weight)
45×12
95×12
135×10
155×6
135×10

Butt Squats
90x10x2
110×8
90×12 closer stance

paired with rotary calves
135x12x3

Walking Lunges
60# barx15
30’sx15
60# barx15

Smith Lunges (alternating starting leg)
90×10
140x6x2
90×10

Bent over leg curls
50×10
60x10x2

Leg Extensions
105×10+5toes out
125×10+5toes out
145×10
165×6
125x10all toes out

So done!!

Let’s have another stellar CONSISTENT week!!!
Love ya,
Michelle

Measurements for success!


Getting in shape takes patience, consistency and TIME!
If you feel like you aren’t getting there fast enough…
You have to find more measurements for your success:

  • Do you feel a sense of accomplishment?
  • Are you increasing your weights at the gym?
  • Are you getting in better shape?
  • Do you have more energy?
  • Are you more mentally focused, less stressed?
  • Are you learning new things?
  • Are you sleeping better?
  • Are your hair, skin, joints, digestive system, etc…more healthy?
  • Are you being a good example to your kids, family and friends?
  • Are you inspiring others to make changes themselves?

There is so much more to all of this than your slow results.
You are doing GREAT!!!
Keep it up and BELIEVE!
-Michelle
p.s Here is my workout today 8-30-05

Chest/Tri’s/Intervals:
Bench press
45×12
95×12 wide
95×12 wide
112×8 normal
bench dips for triceps
2xfailure
Incline smith press
50×12
70x10x2
80×8
50×20
Tricep extensions
45x8x2
35×12
DB Incline Flys
30’sx10
35’sx8x2
Cable flys
20x12x3
Tricep push downs
90×10
110×10
90×15
Intervals
20 min total on Elliptical
Alternated 1 min and 30 second intervals
rest periods of 1 to 1.5 min
This entire workout tool 1.25 hours
I failed to do any abs today:(… I will do them hard tomorrow!!!

Take care, Michelle

P.P.S.

this is part of the “40 days to FIT Challenge!” ~ Day 3

Day #3-FIT tip-

Keep your gym bag, stocked and ready to go in your car at all times. Mine is packed with a set of shoes, socks, extra underwear, a sports bra, lifting glove, a couple magazines, a water bottle, gum, lip balm, gum, hair band and a visor…and don’t forget the MUSIC- I use a pink IPod shuffle.

Please comment for your accountability~ stay focused…38 days left to get FIT!!!